Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Forty governors declare Feb. 6 ‘Ronald Reagan Day’

Forty of the nation’s governors have dubbed Feb. 6 in their respective states “Ronald Reagan Day,” in memory of the nation’s 40th president, born Feb. 6, 1911.

The effort was launched by the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a group that has sought to preserve and educate the public of his presidential deeds since 1997, according to a report from The Daily Caller.

Thirty of the governors are Republican – and nine, perhaps remarkably, are Democrats, The Daily Caller reports. One is an Independent.

Said Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform and Project founder and chairman: “Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad. He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became president.”

The eight states that have refused to join the declaration are all presently led by Democratic governors: Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont, according to The Daily Caller. Two other states – Connecticut and Washington – are still considering the measure, the report adds.

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